This extreme experience will get anyone’s heart going after skydiving in a tandem from a plane cruising at an altitude of up to 15,000ft
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What You'll Get
- What’s included: skydiving from the selected altitude in tandem with an instructor
- Weight restrictions: maximum weight - 98 kg
- Jump altitude: up to 10,000 feet or up to 15,000 feet
- What to wear: long-sleeved tops and trousers, and training shoes with flat cushion sole without hooks or points
The Fine Print
Expires 13 Apr 2020. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Booking required, please call 01915 171 234; quote Groupon code. Present printed Groupon on arrival. No cancellation once the booking is made. Not valid in conjunction with other offers. Must be 16 or older with a valid ID. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ID. Long-sleeved tops and trousers, and training shoes with flat cushion sole without hooks or points are required. Voucher is valid at Skydive Academy, Shotton Airfield, Shotton Colliery, Durham, DH6 2NH. Skydiving is a high-risk activity which may cause or result in serious injury or death. Please consult a doctor before completing any strenuous activity. All skydiving is undertaken at the participant's own risk and each participant is required to sign and agree to a release of liability agreement and make a full written medical declaration. Failure to agree to this will forfeit the full value of the voucher. Subject to proportionate height and weight with a strict weight limit of max. 98kg. All participants must satisfy the medical requirements BPA Form 115a. Dr endorsement for over 40s not required - all can now self-declare for tandems only. If unable to self-declare due to a listed condition a dr may declare them fit to participate by signing BPA form 115b. Prior to parachuting and skydiving, participants need to provide certain information to the Parachute Training Organisation (PTO) which will routinely be passed to their National Governing Body (NGB) the British Parachute Association (BPA) - that being name, address, email address, contact telephone number - preferably a mobile, their date of birth, weight and height and contact details for a nominated emergency contact, all of which in turn may in the event of injury or incident be passed to the emergency services and appropriate governing/investigating bodies. In participating it also needs to be accepted by participants, or in the case of 16- and 17-year olds or vulnerable adults their parents or guardians, that filming and photography may be taken for both training and marketing purposes, with images posted on training, commercial and social media. Skydiving is weather dependent. Voucher extension fee: £35 per 4-month extension. Customers should allow 3-5 hours to complete the activity given suitable weather. Merchant will do it’s best to interpret weather forecasts in advance of the customer's arrival and will re-schedule if it determines in its best opinion that skydiving will not proceed on safety grounds. For Popular Tandem, the altitude will be 7,500 - 10,000ft; weather conditions may dictate lower altitudes, however, in the majority of cases the 10,000ft limit is likely to be reached for the Max Altitude tandem skydive, while 15,000ft will be the upper limit, weather conditions may dictate the altitude range of 9,000ft -15,000ft. In the majority of cases, 15,000ft should be attained. Skydiving is subject to strict weather-related conditions. The voucher holder accepts weather might mean several attempts to complete skydive. Weather-related conditions include, but are not limited to, suitable visibility, cloud cover, wind speed and gusts, temperatures, moisture, rain, humidity, runway condition, and regulatory requirements including, but not limited to, visual flight rules. The chief instructor, jointly with the chief pilot, determines suitable weather conditions. The merchant does not guarantee customers will skydive on the same flight as their friends or family. All skydiving conducted in accordance with the provider’s approved operations. Voucher holder must complete skydive before the voucher expires. Certain medical conditions are prohibitive. Customers must contact merchant in advance if they have a medical condition. Refunds are not issued for medical conditions. Transfer of voucher is permitted in this case. Valid only on option purchased. Arrival times: Wed-Fri 10am, midday and 2pm. Bank holiday Mon: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. There will be no jumping on Wed following a bank holiday Mon.
About Skydive Academy
Located at Peterlee Parachute Centre, the Skydive Academy benefits from the use of unrestricted airspace at a site where parachuting is the number one priority. The Peterlee Drop Zone has been operating since 1987 and offers solo parachute courses alongside tandem skydives from a choice of altitudes. Accelerated Freefall (AFF) courses are made up of eight one-to-one skydiving jumps and are designed for those who want a more comprehensive experience. Their Shotton Colliery site also features a canteen and licensed bar. Complimentary overnight camping and caravan spots are available by advance arrangement.